FSI Elects Two New Directors to its BoardMarch 28, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Services Institute (FSI) today announced the election of two new Directors for its Board. These new members bring years of industry experience and unique perspectives to the FSI Board.
The new members of the FSI Board of Directors are:
Derek Bruton, Managing Director and National Sales Manager, LPL Financial: Bruton is responsible for business development and business consulting for all LPL Financial independent advisors and registered investment advisors. Prior to joining LPL Financial, Bruton spent several years in the financial services industry working at TD Ameritrade, Merrill Lynch and Charles Schwab.
Seth Miller, President, Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.: Miller also has an extensive leadership background within the industry, having previously served in other leadership roles within Transamerica.
“I am pleased to welcome Derek and Seth to the Board,” said FSI President & CEO Dale Brown. “Their proven leadership and experience will be a valuable asset to the Board, as we continue to pursue our mission of creating a healthier, more business-friendly regulatory environment for independent financial services firms and independent advisors to thrive.”
“Now more than ever, firms and their affiliated independent advisors need to be informed and engaged on national and state regulatory matters, and FSI is our collective voice in Washington and the states,” said Miller. “I’m thrilled to join the FSI Board of Directors as we endeavor to keep making a positive difference for firms, advisors and the clients we mutually serve.”
“FSI has developed into an influential and rapidly growing advocate for independent advisors with both legislators and regulators, Bruton said. “I am pleased to bring my custody and broker/dealer experience to this distinguished group of talented leaders on the FSI Board, and to represent the strong voice of LPL Financial, as we work together to promote the interests of investors and our industry.”
Bruton and Miller will replace Bill Dwyer, formerly of LPL Financial, and National Planning Holdings’ Jim Livingston, respectively – both of whom resigned from the Board earlier this month, keeping the FSI Board at 16 Directors. Dwyer and Livingston resigned after making personal career changes which affected their eligibility to serve on the Board.
About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): FSI is an advocacy organization for independent financial services firms and independent financial advisors. Established in January 2004, we have over 100 independent financial services firm members and over 35,000 financial advisor members. Our member firms have upwards of 160,000 financial advisors affiliated with them. Our mission is to create a healthier, more business-friendly regulatory environment for independent financial services firms and their affiliated independent financial advisors, through effective advocacy, education and public awareness. Our strategy includes involvement in FINRA governance, constructive engagement in the regulatory process and effective influence on the legislative process. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.